Bobcat unveils new compact excavators
London, April 24, 2012
Bobcat has launched a new limited edition version of the Bobcat E16 1.6 tonne compact excavator with unique styling, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its compact excavator range.
The special E16 model provides an attractive complement to new enhanced versions of both the E16 and the 1.4 tonne E14 compact excavators which have also been launched by Bobcat, a statement from the company said.
Compared to the existing models, the enhanced E14 and E16 excavators feature new exterior styling.
Inside the cab, the most important improvements are the new ergonomic travel levers and pedals that have proved very successful on the larger E26 excavator model, the statement said.
The cab also incorporates as standard a new floormat and internal liner, whilst offering the largest foot space in this class of compact excavator, it said.
Optional features include a premium Bobcat radio; four tie downs; blade extension rubber pads; a new suspension seat and an auxiliary hydraulic line on the dipper stick. Taken together, these features also form the limited edition optional pack.
Featuring as standard a retractable undercarriage, both the E14 and E16 excavator models offer high quality, powerful performance, superior reliability and durability. Smooth responsive hydraulics enable precise movements and fast cycle times.
The E14, equipped with a heated cab, has an operating weight of 1500 kg and offers a maximum digging depth of 2301 mm.
The E16 offers a choice of dipper sticks: a standard dipper stick and a long dipper stick.
Equipped with heated cab, the E16 excavator with standard dipper stick has an operating weight of 1744 kg and offers a maximum digging depth of 2422 mm.
Equipped with the long dipper stick, the E16 has a maximum digging depth of 2602 mm.
Picking up and placing heavy objects is easy with either excavator model as the E14 can lift more than 300 kg whilst the larger E16 can lift more than 350 kg, it said.
The E14 and E16 can be transported on a trailer towed by a small truck, van or a mid-size passenger car.
Both models have the ‘cylinder-over-boom’ design. Since the cylinder is mounted on top of the boom, it is protected when working in tight spaces or with attachments. The oversized diameter of the cylinders enhances the breakout forces and lifting capacities of the machines.
The auxiliary hydraulic lines and workgroup hoses are mounted inside the boom and arm for optimal protection and enhanced visibility.
Attachments, which include a range of different sized digging and trenching buckets, grading buckets, hydraulic breakers, augers and the hydraulic clamp, can be easily mounted.
Both the E14 and E16 are powered by the 3-cylinder 9.9 kW Kubota D722 engine. High digging performance is enhanced by the stability provided by the dozer blade and the low centre of gravity of the machines.
They offer low noise and vibration levels, superior operator comfort, ease of serviceability and ruggedness. The spacious cab offers a large door width which, together with the low position of the superstructure, provides easy access to the cab.
Other features that contribute to the superior durability of the E14 and E16 are the steel side covers, protection for the blade cylinder, and the use of three rollers in the track system to optimise rubber track life. – TradeArabia News Service